I kept going back and forth on Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. I couldn’t decide if they pissed me off or if I sort of liked them. I sort of liked them because I think he’s a good influence on her and I think she’s happier when she can identify herself as Liam’s low-key girlfriend. On the other hand, I disliked the narrative that Miley “went crazy” without Liam and he’s the only one who can “contain” her. In any case, I think we should all buckle up, because Crazy Twerking Miley is probably coming back shortly. Miley has deleted all of her Instagram posts, which is surely a sign that something is up. And then this news broke in the Aussie press:
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have reportedly called off their wedding. A source told OK! Australia on Thursday that the Hollywood power couple could not agree on when they should have children. The insider claimed Hunger Games star Liam, 28, was eager to settle down and become a dad but Miley, 25, isn’t yet ready.
‘He wants kids and doesn’t want to keep putting it off but it’s not quite the timeline Miley had in mind… he is left heartbroken,’ the source said. ‘Miley put off plans for the wedding and Liam was growing tired of it… They haven’t been getting along in recent months.’
The insider added: ‘[She] didn’t really want to get married. It’s something that everyone else seemed to get but Liam. [His] family had been begging him to see the light for a long time, but he had faith in Miley. Now he feels like an idiot.’
I feel like… Liam and his people are the ones driving this narrative and it will be interesting to see what Miley ends up saying. She’s 25 years old and she’s been with Liam, off and on, for something like eight years. Liam is the only real “grown-up” relationship she’s ever had. Of course she has doubts and it’s completely normal to not be ready for marriage and motherhood at the age of 25.
I like the Hemsworth bros, but I feel like they have very concrete ideas about the kind of women they need to be with: they all want to be with women who are simply happy as wives and mothers, women who don’t have much of a career. Which is fine, and the world would be a much better place if men came out and said that they feel that way ahead of time. But it feels like Miley’s cold-feet are linked to the fact that she’s not ready to give up her career and settle in to just letting Liam be “the star.” She knows what he wants: he wants her to give up everything she’s got going on in her career to have his babies and be his plus-one. And I don’t blame her for not being ready for that.
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